Turns out they were pussies who just harassed farm peasants when they weren't infightingIs there a bigger disappointment in history than this?
>>6126782>>6126854What makes them badass then?
>>6126778Japan is an island that was pretty much impossible to invade, who the hell else would they be fighting?
>>6127356They're peaceful people who despite their vicious reputation have only had a handful of wars outside of their own borders. Two or three invasions of Korea, two Sino-Japanese wars, WW2 (if you don't count it as a continuation)>>6126778No, they only fought themselves because only other Samurai were true equals to the Samurai
>>6127387>committing horrific atrocities is “peaceful”
>>6127387https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiri-sute_gomen>Kiri-sute gomen (斬捨御免 or 切捨御免, "authorization to cut and leave [the body of the victim]") is an old Japanese expression dating back to the feudal era right to strike (right of samurai to kill commoners for perceived affronts). Samurai had the right to strike with sword at anyone of a lower class who compromised their honor.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsujigiri>Tsujigiri (辻斬り or 辻斬, literally "crossroads killing") is a Japanese term for a practice when a samurai, after receiving a new katana or developing a new fighting style or weapon, tests its effectiveness by attacking a human opponent, usually a random defenseless passer-by, in many cases during nighttime. The practitioners themselves are also referred to as tsujigiri.
>>6126778Dude folded swords like a billion times lolol
>>6126778The Samurai were definitely badass though. Seppuku, despite its prominence being highly exaggerated by media, was still an aspect of Japanese Warrior culture. And as we all know, suicide is badass. You atone for your mistakes in blood. I'm not aware of any other culture that expects you to stab yourself in your stomach and die if you fuck up. Of course many Samurai didn't do this but the fact that it even became an established thing is absurd. And also badass.They were a warrior caste dedicated to combat (Prior to the Edo period when they became soft and artsy which isn't very badass). They loved nothing more than collecting as many enemy heads as possible then going to a different battle to do it again. In fact they were so dedicated to warfare that even their hair was designed for it - The shaved pate kept their helmets comfortable while supported in the back by a topknot. They intentionally shaved their heads in a way that mimicked the male baldness pattern, an objectively unattracted haircut, and they gave not a single fuck. They gave so little fucks that society later adjusted and found the hairstyle attractive. They (At least, the rich Samurai) decked out their armor with the brightest colors and most ridiculous motifs possible (Like bunny ears) then put on their little straw flip flops and socks to go die. Which is silly but also a testament to how Chad they were. The Japanese were pretty dedicated to warfare too - I mean, they engaged in it for nearly 150 years INCESSANTLY then spent the next two and a half centuries writing about how much they MISSED IT.
>>6127419Except that tsujigiri was illegal and if a samurai just fucking murdered some random guy he would face legal consequences. Only maybe if he was of really high rank and wealthy beyond most samurai, maybe then he could walk completely free. Just like in every other feudal country.
>>6127419Both of those were incredably rare. In fact to carry out kiritsuke gomen during Edo you normally had to submit it an investigation process to determine if it was warranted, if they decided it was not you could be stripped of your rank or forced to commit seppuku. Tsujigiri was illegal.
>>6129934>>6129832Sounds like modern day cops who just get slaps on the wrist
>>6127387>peaceful>kills ten percent of ur countrynothing personal、hwangsik
>>6130868My understanding is that someone actually trying to carry out kiritsuke gomen was nearly unheard of. It was a way of banning it without actually stripping the warriors of their "right" to demand respect. Similarly revenge killings were also legal, but first you had to fill out cumbersome applications describing your grievance and get government approval.
>>6126778Have you read the heike monogatari? Genpei war samurai were hyper-violent maniacs. >Then Gensammi Nyudo, turning to the West, put his hands together and repeated the Nembutsu ten times in a loud voice, after which he composed this sad stanza; "Like a fossil tree from which we gather-no-flowers Sad has been my life, fated-no-fruit to produce." And with these last words he thrust the point of his sword into his belly, and bowing his face to the ground pierced himself through and died. It was not a time when people usually make poems, but as he' had been extremely fond of this pastime from his youth up, so even at the hour of death he did not forget it.
>>6127387>No, they only fought themselves because only other Samurai were true equals to the SamuraiLmao
>>6126778take that back....
>>6131303>girls in late elementary school to around the second year of middle school
>>6126778Biggest disappointment is that they were 5'3 on average
>>6126778Wait till you hear about the germans...
>"From the land of the Rising Sun comes precious swords across the eastern sea, the merchants of Yüeh fetch them. With scabbards of fragrant wood, sharkskin-covered, and bearing designs in silver and gold, trappings of brass and bronze; For a hundred pieces of gold (if you like such things) you can buy one And buckling that on your belt, defy all road side hags and devils">-Poet/Historian/Politician Ouyang Xiu, ca 1060AD, Song Dynasty.>"They (Japanese Pirates) disdain life and are bloodthirsty… The blades of the Japanese sabers are sharp and make Chinese swords look inferior.">-Riben Kao (Study of Japan), by General Li Yangong. On the subject of Japanese pirates in the 16th Century